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Affliction VP Atencio: “Fedor is Definitely Not Fighting on New Year’s Eve”

(Sorry, bro. Not this year.)

Poor Fedor. All he wants to do is fight some weird, mostly meaningless bout on New Year’s Eve every year. But all these damn contracts keep getting in the way. It’s almost as if people want the world’s top-ranked heavyweight to only fight top-ranked contenders. Fascists.

Affliction VP Tom Atencio told me yesterday that he has good reason to believe that all the talk about Fedor fighting in Japan this NYE is just idle chatter. Said Atencio:

He is not going to [fight on New Year's Eve]. We have a contract with Fedor. We have a great relationship with Fedor. I just spoke with the guys from M-1 Global and they assured me that he’s not fighting so wherever that came from is beyond me. There are a lot of rumors in this industry and a lot of speculation, but I was told through the partnership that we have that Fedor is definitely not fighting on New Year’s Eve.

Where it came from, obviously, was Fedor’s comments at Dream.6. But Atencio seems certain that the next time “The Russian Last Emperor” gets in the ring, it will be under the Affliction banner. As for when that might be, the details there are a little hazier.

“Our next show is in January — and we’re not even confirmed for January, so right now we’re looking at the first quarter of 2009 — and that’s going to be with Golden Boy.”

However, just a few minutes later I spoke with Affliction COO Michael Cohen, who had this to say:

“Right now we’re concentrating on the Oct. 4 event. There is no definitive agreement currently in place for other events. We are scheduled for a Jan. 24 event, but that event is not currently associated with CBS or EliteXC.

So what gives? Do the varying Affliction executives even speak to each other, or is Atencio just playing it closer to the vest in the hopes of avoiding another anti-Affliction show from the UFC? Not that he wouldn’t be wise to do so, but the problem with keeping that information from the UFC is it means you also have to keep it from the ticket-buying public, and that’s not such a good strategy.

Regardless, it sounds like Affliction is very open to working with Elite XC again if all goes well on Oct. 4. Asked if it might be possible to see Affliction fighters take on Elite XC fighters in the future (Kimbo vs. Fedor/Arlovski/Barnett/Nelson/anyone, perhaps?) he replied: “Eventually, yeah. Hopefully. That’s exactly what we’re working towards.”

Now that could get interesting.

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ajaykumar- September 21, 2011 at 10:42 pm
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UFC fan- September 28, 2008 at 1:51 am
at least trinity can type in a language understandable to something other than neanderthals.
Hey trinity translate for your retarded UK friend, would ya, and tell him to shut his pecker licking mouth for me, ok?

Oh and trinity in case you haven't been able to read my other posts, I don't like fake wrasslers, so you are wasting your breathe.
ufc fans mum is no sharon stone- September 27, 2008 at 11:30 pm
yea what trinity said. in a nutshell u suck dick ha ha ha ha ha picture me sticking a 20ny in yr mums mouth while i pump her sagy fat snatch from the back.i no u just pictured that ha ha ha ha ha
cr_trinity- September 27, 2008 at 8:54 pm
Ahhh, UFC Fanatic: Fedor is just as young as Nog, and has beaten him quite superbly 2 times. And as for your other comments: well what can we expect from a guy that as I said, has an emotional attachment to the UFC the same way a Rassling Mark is infatuated with the WWE. Enjoy the anonymity of the Internet, where a poseur like yourself can walk away from your computer feeling like you're some sort of hard ass who believes he's an expert on MMA just coz he says so.

I await your inevitable response so I and all others can see your natural E Alpha Dominance. Prick ;) I don't know whether to be bemused or amused with you.
ufc fan- September 27, 2008 at 8:29 pm
my mother ran of with a nigger
UFC fan- September 27, 2008 at 5:48 pm
NO I actually think Randy Couture is a whiny crybaby, and to old to matter anymore.
The only reason he wants to fight Fedor is for that last big paycheck, in a battle of geriatric can beaters.
Who's #1? hmmmm good question...maybe Nog...he hasnt been a world beater, but hes still young enough to pull it off.
I can tell you it wont ever be some roid-headed penis chested ex wrassler.
And it wont be some faggot from England who cant type or speak worth shit, or any other has been these stupid nuthuggers are sucking on about.
shitballs- September 27, 2008 at 3:14 am
UFC fan is an expert at this guys if you try to bash him make sure you do it right otherwise he will rip you a new one. O and UFC fan which fighter do you consider#1 heavyweight? Your a randy nutnugger arent you?
UFC fan- September 27, 2008 at 2:21 am
Theres still some UK fag who cant type just jabbering away, and cr trinity geek acting like a side kick.
"Its bad teeth faggo-UK man, and his side-kick, superpissed!"
you weirdos are getting off topic, hurry up and suck on fedors nut, thats why you are really here.
cr_trinity- September 27, 2008 at 12:55 am
Ha ha ha ha ha! You know you're just making UFC Fan feel like he's got balls; when and where else could he tell himself he has a chance of beating one person at their own game, let alone how many are e-gang raping him now?
ufc fans mum is no sharon stone- September 26, 2008 at 11:25 pm
i am a voice for the people if ufc fan wants to keep talking shit then am just getting warmed up which is more than i can say about his mums bed.the people want the truth and they will get it and an invite to his passing then you can watch me pump his daughter pink ass with love yogurt and u guys toss a coin for seconds.i hope its an open coffin so me and the lads can take a shit on yr face
shutupandfight- September 26, 2008 at 9:43 pm
hahahhaha...Nick Diaz ain't got shit on this mutha fuker...WAR!
ufc fans mum aint no sharon stone- September 26, 2008 at 9:23 pm
and carve cocksucker on yr cheap ass grave just below where it says gay.all the people here will come for the free food and fanny just like when yr mum got set to hell u paki
ufc fans mum aint no sharon stone- September 26, 2008 at 9:14 pm
i will nob yr sister on yr grave and drink to yr bones
shitballs- September 26, 2008 at 8:29 pm
Are you this much of an asshole in real life or just on the forums lol?
UFC fan- September 26, 2008 at 8:14 pm
"# shitballs Says:
September 27th, 2008 at 1:07 pm

UFC fan the day you die will be a happy day for me."

hopefully I will have a blog the day before, and a website dedicated to tell the world that I died.
Hey maybe you all can have a memorial for me 2 weeks later and all gather around and bitch about me like a bunch of pussy ass women. :)
ufc mans mum aint no sharon stone- September 26, 2008 at 7:19 pm
mgillis thats the one now u no what it means use it to the max.ufc fan u stupid pecker u suck paki dicks and people should no also his mum is a fat fucking mutant that makes a slough look me i would not touch her with yr dick she the kind of minger u would put down with a gun and not get arrested.u would rather eat out a dead raccoon and get beaten with it after than take one wif of her gamy twat.ted bundy let her go she was so fuck ugly thank god 4 aids least it put the cunt in the ground u have to break a few eggs to make an omelette
shitballs- September 26, 2008 at 7:07 pm
UFC fan the day you die will be a happy day for me.
UFC fan- September 26, 2008 at 6:32 pm
I am glad its all about me, cause I know theres nothing else to be said about fedor, he ain't shit, and hasn't fought shit.....but maybe he will fight all you guys at once, then he could beat up multi-cans, and retire.
fedor is like his fans....lame, failures.
Shark- September 26, 2008 at 4:54 pm
MGillis.... Right on for the research
hooligun- September 26, 2008 at 3:34 pm
Thanks for the info guys!
MMA Wannabe- September 26, 2008 at 2:27 pm
Tom Atencio is an awfully brave man to oppose Fedor as far as what Fedor wants to do.

Tom - "Well, you've got these contract obligations!"

Fedor - "I also have fists. Fists, I would be happy to break on your face."
MGillis- September 26, 2008 at 9:40 am
OK I found a definition and the use of it in a sentence...

Window Licker
(derogatory) ~ sl.: euphemism for a person of mentally challenged status. Etymology: C20 - Derived from the stereotyped behaviour of mentally challenged people, observed to place their open mouths into prolongued contact with the external windows of public or private transport on which they are seated.

"The window lickers on the short bus have faces pressed against the window with their tongues hanging out."
MGillis- September 26, 2008 at 9:32 am
"lick windows" LOL, man I'm google-ing that, must find out what it mean. I hope it isnt literally mean to lick a window, but if it did, it would be even funnier...
Savario- September 26, 2008 at 9:00 am
UFC fan is a cool! (note the sarcasm). I love it when dorks use internet buzz words like "epic fail"
Markdog- September 26, 2008 at 8:30 am
HAHAHAHA!!! Ya'lls comments are a blessing to my insomnia!!